Business Law

Pair with any bachelor’s degree

Degree Type



School of Business

Some of the most successful CEOs have backgrounds in law, which equips them with the knowledge they need to comprehensively analyze problems. A minor in Business Law will prepare you to be a core driver of corporate strategy in almost any career application.

Program Overview

Learn how businesses operate and interact with the law.

The Business Law minor will give you critical insight into how law governs the rights and activities of companies. In the program, you’ll develop a versatile set of analytical and negotiation skills to give you the competitive advantage you’ll need as a leader in business operations, management consulting or health care policy.

The curriculum also provides hands-on opportunities to master leadership and critical thinking skills in mock trials and group projects. As a supplement to any other bachelor’s degree, the Business Law minor will bolster your credentials with challenging coursework in Business Law, Constitutional Law and Environmental Law.

Strengthen your business degree

The Business Law minor is an opportunity for students to bolster their degree with key coursework in business law, constitutional law and environmental law needed to succeed in the competitive, consequential and eco-conscious marketplace.


Code Title Credits Description
BUAD 210 Legal Environment of Business 3 View
BUAD 240 Strategic Negotiations 3 View
BUAD 315 Business Law 3 View
BUAD 342 Environmental Law 3 View
BUAD 363 Business and the Environment 3 View
BUAD 410 Water Law 3 View
POLS 180 Introduction to American Politics (GT-SS1) 3 View
POLS 300 Constitutional Law I 3 View
POLS 301 Constitutional Law II 3 View


Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.

Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.

The data below is automatically collected by Burning Glass Technologies, a firm that sources job market data and provides analytics. The statistics illustrate general trends in U.S. careers, but do not precisely represent every job and salary.


Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.

Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).

  • Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
  • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
  • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.

The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Presidential Promise is guaranteed to students who have received a scholarship through the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and/or GearUp—and are eligible for a Pell Grant. For students who meet these criteria, Western will cover the cost of tuition and fees through the combination of federal, state and institutional aid. For more information on the Presidential Promise, visit our scholarships page.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) tuition represents a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the WUE or CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. For 2018-19, total in-state tuition was $8,934. WUE/CP tuition was $13,401. The WUE/CP discount is valued at $4,695.

For more information about the WUE and CP geography-based programs, visit Western’s Tuition Discount Programs Page.

Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a merit scholarship worth between $2,500-$4,500 per year for in-state students and $8,000-$10,000 for out-of-state students. The amount is based on the student's GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Visit our Net Price Calculator at to determine whether you qualify for a merit scholarship.

For more information about merit scholarships at Western, visit our scholarships page.

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Get Involved

Make your education a life changing experience.

A college education is so much more than just taking classes. Expand your community and network, while gaining hands-on experience in your field.

  • Career Fairs: Connect with future employers during the various career fairs in the School of Business and around Colorado.
  • ICELab: The Innovation + Creativity + Entrepreneurship (ICE) Lab on upper campus is a space that provides startups and expanding businesses with the materials and support needed to succeed.
  • Office of Career Success: Business students have a department-specific career services professional.
  • Study Abroad: Experience Harlaxton College in the English Midlands.

Career ready

Tierce Weaver, a junior transfer student, faces interviewers in a mock internship interview.

Department Information

School of Business


Peter Sherman, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Business

Program Coordinator

Veronica Wilde

Program Coordinator

Graduate Program Coordinator

Jordan L’Heureux

Program Coordinator, Outdoor Industry MBA

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Borick Business BUilding 213
1 Wester Way
Gunnison, CO 81231